IGAD Releases Statement on Somalia

IGAD has officially released a statement today on recent political events in Somalia. This comes on the backdrop of President Farmaajo's surprise visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo just two days ago. In a tweet on his Twitter page, President Farmaajo outlined that he "welcomes the AU to take a leading role in facilitating... Continue Reading →

President Farmaajo FINALLY breaks silence on Election Impasse

Throughout this entire political chaos, President Farmaajo has admirably remained quiet, despite continues attacks from opponents including leaders of the regional governments of Puntland and Jubaland as well as Presidential candidates and Parliamentarians. We have seen many scathing personal attacks from MPs such Mahad Salaad who infamously compared President Farmaajo to the Quranic evil figure... Continue Reading →

Why have the Afisyooni talks collapsed?

A Summary... It seems as if the Somali election impasse has been prolonged for an eternity and what a pantomime it has been. It was in July 2020 that the talks between the Federal government (DFS) and Federal Member states (FMS) began to hit a roadblock. The leadership in Garowe and Kismaayo were vigorously against... Continue Reading →

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